Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver and passengers involved in a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.
On February 24, 2021, around 12:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle (described as a green truck) was traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound on 88th Place in South Los Angeles. The suspect vehicle failed to stop at a red light and collided with another vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street. The impact between the two vehicles caused the suspect vehicle to collide with a pedestrian that was crossing northbound along the west crosswalk on Main Street. The occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the scene of the accident on foot abandoning the vehicle at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid, and/or identify themselves as required by California law.
The suspect driver is described as a Hispanic male wearing a green “Los Angeles” shirt and grey shorts. One of the passengers of the suspect vehicle is described as a Hispanic male wearing an orange shirt and black pants with white stripes down the sides and the other as a Hispanic male wearing a green vest, grey shirt, black pants, and dark shoes with white soles.
The victim died at the scene. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Ramirez or Detective Ryan Moreno of South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.